High tech and electronics companies face some of the most dynamic challenges of any industry. Not only do they compete on how rapidly they can develop and launch new innovative products, they must do so under fierce global competition. Product life cycles have shortened dramatically over recent years with the advent of new technologies, shifting customer preferences and global competition. The most common element in their environment is change, change and more change.
Change and diminishing prices do not make for an easy environment for lean, efficient manufacturing operations. Yet, to fail on either factor, can spell disaster for the offending company. High tech and electronics companies need to learn agility and speed as top priorities. Incorporating change as a normal business practice means finding tools that can support and even help to lead these priorities. Frozen software, without natural abilities to adapt to every situation, can slow time to market, create inefficient operations, and erase a company from its market.
As an example, high tech and electronics companies must be able to mix different models (lean, Kanban, MRP, MES, etc.) and to apply those models in various modes (MTS, ATO, CTO, BTO, ETO). There isn’t always one route to the best results, but not having a choice is always worse. The secret is to always have the ability to match to the needs of the customer, product, and internal capabilities.
High tech electronics manufacturers also face challenging environments in their supply chains. Components become instantly unavailable, lead times change frequently, and parts are sourced from an abnormally large set of vendors. This all makes for a complex, rapidly changing situation at every moment. High tech electronics manufacturers need better controls, and better visibility into their supplier activities. Communications must be accurate, confirmed, and automatic. EDI, supplier portals, bar coded components are a few of the required tools.
WorkWise ERP software is the most flexible and adaptable product on the market and we have been serving customers in the high tech electronics industry for over 15 years. From the arrangement of screens to match the exact task (instead of to some programmers design vision), to selecting the optimal methods to run by, to application of real time bar codes across the business, and on to flexible information in alerts, performance monitoring, and reporting, WorkWise ERP is the choice for high tech electronics manufacturers.
Product Life Cycle Management
After Market Sales and Support
Finance and Accounting
Control of Innovation/Change
Improve Customer Service
All aspects of our company are now running through our ERP software. Having everyone work out of the same system and not have multiple programs that you have to jump back and forth through, has allowed us to get more done in less time.
One of the main benefits we’ve experienced using WorkWise ERP is being able to get meaningful information we can use, versus getting data that requires more work to get the answers you’re looking for. The data is integrated and streamlined for efficient use which keeps our fixed costs lower and allows us to invest our capital into building better products.
It doesn’t take all day to do our schedule anymore. Also, the Performance Management WorkBench lets us see what information we want to see, and what time we want to see it, in a nice visual way. Item Planning is also great. It’s so easy to look up specific information related to whatever we need to see.
American Metal Fab
What’s really nice is having everything in one package. My financials are in the same package as manufacturing and customer orders. Everything integrates seamlessly. Bringing in inventory management has been a huge benefit for us. Being able to jump between workbenches and different points of data has been really nice.
Chief Financial Officer
I would highly recommend WorkWise to other companies. It’s cost competitive, the Cloud ERP implementation has been great, the people have been great. WorkWise bends over backwards to help us. We feel that they’re on our side.
President and CEO
The Industrial Controls Company
WorkWise has been a true leader in our ability to drive process change and productivity enhancement, and to assist us in our lean capabilities.
I would definitely recommend WorkWise ERP to anyone looking to improve their manufacturing processes. We’ve been utilizing the software for 20 years and have never regretted our decision.
WorkWise spent a lot of time with us in order to understand our manufacturing process. We’re fairly unique, and there’s not that many companies in the world that do what we do. WorkWise really made us feel like they understood what we were doing and where we were going.
Business Process Improvement Director
The team at WorkWise is phenomenal. I highly recommend WorkWise ERP to any company looking to improve their processes, improve their efficiency, become more productive and work with a company who really gets to know them and understands what they’re going through.
IT Systems Specialist